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's uncle into custody on a warrant. >> police are alerting residents of burglars with ten bay area cities hit by burglaries or home invasion robbers. yesterday an 86-year-old woman scared off a burglar who entered the home. someone rang the doorbell. she got there and no one was there but she heard a noise in the basement. >> she opened the door to the stairwell and the bug hard was standing at the top of the stairs and both were surprised she challenged him and asked what he was doing and he turned ran back down the steps and fled from the house. >> police say ringing the doorbell is part of a ruse, if they answer they offer garden services or a fake story. if no one answers they go to the back of the house and force the entry were the suspect in belmont is described as hispanic man in his 30's, stocky build, 5' 8". >> this morning, redwood city police are looking for other possible victims in the case of a martial arts instructor charged with child molestation on a nine-year-old boy. he worked at a martial arts academy for 12 years. they are looking for potential witnesses. he is free o
-old janell conway allen, being held at 1:00 o'clock today, at the benicia city cemetery. the 7th grader was missing for a day before her body was found in court. the accused killer did not enter a plea when he was in court but now he is charged with murder and they added kidnapping, rape, and lewd acts on a child. because of the special circumstances he could be sentenced to death if he is convicted. he is due in court at 8:30 this morning and is being held in jail without bail. >> thank you very much. new this morning the lead investigator in the oscar pistorius case is facing attempted murder charges of his own. we could find out today if oscar pistorius is granted bail. katie marzullo has the latest from the newsroom. yesterday was not a good day for the prosecution. >> no, bombshell and a real blow to the case and also happening right now, cnn is reporting there was a threat in the courtroom and the judge cleared the courtroom because of that but moments later everyone was blot back in and the judge, oscar pistorius, with no mention of the threat. on we go with the defense attorneys
and the water department has brought out water bags to try and help if the water is still the problem. the city attorney is sending a claims representative out here to take claims from the people, the city says it will be taking care of all of the people impacted by the mess. the water department is now trying to figure out how to get all of this cleaned up and how to get it all repaired. reporting live in san francisco for abc7 news. >> glad to hear it is not raw sewage. that is better news this morning. >> time for a check on the forecast. >> we will start with live doppler 7 hd, everyone. here is a look at the dry sky sitting over the top of us for the morning commute and for the afternoon and evening commute, too. no rain this forecast cycle today. the coolest weather is petaluma at 42, fairfield at 31 and 34 in pleasanton and 35 in santa clara and union city and saratoga at 39, and you can see the mid-40's around the financial district and san leandro. in the afternoon we have more cloud cover than yesterday, just a few degrees off the high and low-to-upper 60's around the bay and mid-to-u
you, amy hollyfield. >> on the peninsula a busy road in redwood city is re-opened after a deadly crash. the accident happened on bayshore road at seaport boulevard near the 101 freeway before 4:00 a.m. the c.h.p. closed traffic in both directions while officers collected evidence. they say the crash involves only one car. the coroner has identified the victim as 20-year-old of redwood city. new this morning police are looking for a man who exposed to himself to a teen girl walking home from school. police say the man drove up to the girl, called her name, and exposed himself when she wouldn't answer. officers searched the area but did not fin the man. >> oscar pistorius is free this morning with reports on where he has settled hours after a judge released the accused girlfriend murder on bail. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. it was a long drawn out process. >> the judge if this case really made oscar pistorius sweat. he rehashed four days' worth of testimony. oscar pistorius broke down more than crying more than once in the two hours and the announcement. oscar pistorius could
is asking permission to build a new office next to the current headquarters and face book is asking the city permission to remove 175 trees. in return facebook will pay menlo park $4.5 million for affordable housing on top of the property taxes facebook pays. >> now, to hollywood, and the academy awards. celebrities hit the red carpet for the biggest night and as always, there were surprises and interesting moments. >> good morning, kristen. we are in front of the theater on hollywood boulevard where they are busy cleaning up, stripping away all the red carpet. thought one movie cleaned up but "argo" won best picture. >> there was little surprise that it took the top prize. the film's director humbled. >> never thought i would be back here. and i am because of so many of you who are here tonight. >> hosted by seth mcfarlane it was pat satire, silly, and song and dance. ♪ just way you look tonight >> daniel day-lewis portrayal of abraham lincoln earned his third best. >> three years ago before we decided to do a straight swap, i actually had been committed to play margaret thatcher. >> best
news. >> oakland mayor is focused on adding 200 new police officers to help the city combat crime. last night the mayor made the state at the city address and say they are targeting the most violent people in the city, more civilians will take police reports so officers can spend more time fighting crime and she says the newest most diverse police academy is ready and if training. >> it means for 200 more officers, $73 million for the budget. what does that noon? >> it will take something big, probably a tax measure, that is the kind of thing we need to talk about. >> she did not talk about how much taxpayers' money or how much taxpayers will have to shell out for more police officers. public safety is 50 percent of the city's budget and the mayor says residents are going to have to make some tough decisions. >> inspectors will be out assessing damage to a san francisco neighborhood caused by massive water main break. you first saw it here yesterday on abc7 news with massive water and mud swallowing cars and homes. workers will repair 15th avenue where the flooding caused a sinkhole rig
up to $10.20 so if you take bart five day as week from walnut creek to the city, that is 130 more a year. that is not all. they are talking about charging more for parking increasing it by 50 cents every six months. bart officials have proposed the increases and they say to help pay for needed improvement to the trains in the system down the road 25 years from now and are looking way ahead and they say according to their research, riders prefer smaller, regular increases than big ones. so this plan includes fare increases through 2020. there was a public discussion on this two weeks ago, there was not a huge outcry at meeting so based on the discussion it sounds like this fare increase is likely to pass today. the parking increase, though, seems to increase more split among the directors. so stay with abc7 news today to find out how this vote plays out. >> 4:34. pope benedict bid farewell to the cardinal as couple of hours ago as he prepares to leave the vatican. he met with the cardinals for the last time today as head of the catholic church and said he would pray for them in the
. >> the chancellor at san francisco city college is meeting in response to a protest over the we budget crisis. student protesters got the meeting they wanted after a demonstration and campus rally demanding the board of trustees reverse cuts to classes and teachers and get a loan to avoid more cuts. city college is rushing to meet a march 15 deadline to keep accreditation but it must show they can take control of the budget to avoid being shut down. >> clean up is underway in hollywood after a balanced night at oscars, no major sweeps by any particular movie. and "argo" took best film and "life of pie" took four, and best actress to jennifer lawrence for silver linings playbook and best supporting actor for "jango" and anne hathaway won for les miserables. >> and affleck beat out spielberg? >> he was justifiably excite. >> he was excited. >> is there excite in in the weather? >> there is going to be something out there to get excited about. we are in a quiet pattern as we have for the year. now, outside, you can see visibility this morning is pretty quiet. we have four miles at half moon bay
yesterday. blowing snow created near-whiteout conditions in duluth. and several cities declared know emergencies, including minneapolis and st. paul. >>> also snowplows and shovels are still working nonstop this morning to clean up from that monster blizzard that pummeled the northeast over the weekend. >> hamden, connecticut, is buried under 40 inches of snow. take a look at this incredible photo from nearby trumbull, what one woman saw as she opened her front door. abc's tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, cleanup continues across the northeast. it will take days to recover from this massive blizzard. >> it's horrible. when you do shovel your driveway, the plows come and put the snow back on to the driveway. >> reporter: utility crews are working around the clock to restore power to those left in the cold and dark. >> we have no power, no heat, no electricity, no nothing. >> reporter: clearing snow-filled roads has been a difficult task. an army of plows worked on the long island expressway. one of new york's busiest. at the height of the storm, some drivers h
in for that. >> bay area cities home to some of the top incomer autos the luxury car that went up in flames. parked in one of the bay area's high performance auto parts store. >> i'm sandhya patel. we have a warming trend sure to give you spring fever. wait until you hear details coming up. >> michael finney looks at what women really want for valentine's day and role coupons play in getting one item on their wish list. stay w >>> sky 7 shows you what happened when a mercedes-benz burs into the flames about two hours ago in hayward. nobody was hurt. the car went up in flames parked outside of a specialty auto parts store. the fire department had to call in a special unit spraying foam to put it out. >> intart closer to implementing a year old law that left it been some passengers letting the agency seek prohibition offers against people, orders rather against people who do things like urinate in public skroi bart property. they can be banned from stations from 30 days to a year. the law passed in 2011 but has been on hold until bart set up appeal pros ses. >> we do have trouble with people
. this is vatican city, the reason if this is a stunning announcement overnight that pope benedict xvi will resign next month, only the second upon stiff in 600 years to do so. we will have reports from abc7 and amy telling more about this in a few minutes. stay tuned. >> an investigation is wrapping up into san francisco workers accused of using city computers to gamble and distribute pornography. the commission and the city attorney confirm that whistleblower started the investigation. the commission's top officials and human resources department are being looked at closely. they could be fired if the alleges are proven true for violating city policy. >> this morning, texas governor perry is in california hoping to persuade business leaders in the golden state to invest in the lone star state. he was in the bay area yesterday. a private group called texas one is paying for the trip, the republican hopes the lure lower taxes and fewer regulations will attract companies to texas. >> it depends on the industry but certainly plenty of companies are ripe for the picking, they would like a business en
for later this morning, a public memorial to the slain officers is now being planned in the city live in santa cruz for abc7 news. >> stay us with for continuing coverage of the santa cruz officers' murders with updates on facebook and on twitter at abc news at 11 bay area. >> damage will be assessed to a san francisco neighborhood caused by a massive water main break which you saw here first yesterday on abc7 news, a massive rush will water and mud swallowing cars and two dozen homes. workers will repair 15th avenue where the flooding caused a sinkhole. this is right next to a recent sewer pipe replacement project. >> support for same-sex marriage is continuing to grow among california voters. a new field palm -- poll shows of 61 percent in california approve it. among 18 do 20 year oz 75 percent approve. among voters 65 and older, 48 percent approve. this comes as the obama administration face as deadline today on whether to weigh in on the proposition 8 case before the supreme court which will hear arguments next month in an interview you saw only on abc7 the president told dan ash
police officer. but rather a bay alarm security agent pat rolling residential streets of the city looking for signs of trouble. >> we're getting calls from around the city and have to make sure we're taking care of our existing areas and make sure we can serve everybody. >> there has been a lot of break ins up above us and below. >> heidi is among an increasing number of residents pitching in with neighbors to hire private security to get what the city police force can't give them. a timely respoons to a burglary or break in. >> i understand the oakland police are very overwhelmed but when someone is in my backyard it's frustrating to know i don't have anyone to call to come help me. >> she came face-to-face withoo two intruders in her backyard. she called 911 and a neighbor. the neighbor arrived in minutes. oakland police never came. now, she and 30 neighbors are chipping in $30 a month to hire patrol for bay alarm and adding more security cameras. other neighbor is taking it further, taking measurements to replace a wooden front door with a steel one. >> people are constantly casing ou
're still digging out. bridgeport got 30 inches. and residents are angry the city isn't doing more. the mayor says the plows can't handle the massive amount of snow. >>> and we're finding out more this morning about the sheer power of the tornado that barreled through hattiesburg, mississippi. it was an ef-4. the twister raced across 70 miles in 3 counties, damaging or destroying nearly 600 homes. more than 80 people were injured. but amazingly, not one person was killed. >> very lucky folks. that could have been a lot worse. >>> time, now, for a look at weather across the country on this fat tuesday morning. a mild day will help melt away in a northeast snow. also some flurries for upstate new york and northern new england. drenching rain and flash flooding from new orleans to atlanta. up to four inches of snow around amarillo, oklahoma city and wichita. on top of that, rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. >> mostly 40s in the northwest. 82 in miami. and 73 in new orleans. >>> coming up next after the break, new reasons to check your credit report. >>> plus, a developi
a rally is planned at city college of san francisco and members of the save city college of san francisco coalition want the board of trustees to reverse cuts to class and services, staff and faculty saying the board refused to include them in discussions on the accreditation and budget crisis that the school has been undergoing since last few. >> also in san francisco today a board supervisors committee is set to consider two gun control measures proposed by the mayor and supervisor. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that a measure would require ammunition dealers to contact the chief of police when anyone in san francisco buys more than 500 rounds in a single transaction and the other proposal makes it a crime to sell ammunition designated only for law enforcement or military agencies. >> the white house has released first lady michelle obama's official portrait. that is next. >> california said yes to governor brown's tax hike initiative and now the impact it has on his popularity across the state. >> live picture from outside, walnut creek with traffic moving fine. it looks clear
with what we are lending about the shootout. cornell? >> a very, very sad day in santa cruz, a city in mourning mourning the death of two believes killed in the line of document when they came to the home, at north branciforte, the suspect opened fire. they have been combing every inch of the crime scene. we have new video. several cars were reof -- removed from the property, a white luxus with bullet holes. detective sergeant butch baker and his colleague, elizabeth but her lost their lives on tuesday when they responded to the home. they were met with gunfire. the officers were killed. we were overhead minutes later. half an hour later the 35-year-old suspect was spotted and chased by police. he was shot and killed during the pursuit. police chief says his department now is coming to grip with the tragedy. >> there are not words to describe how i feel personally about there and how my department is reacting to this horrific tragedy. >> the chaplains are counseling fellow officers today and through the week while a growing memorial of candles, thousand worries, cards, and prayers n
one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. >> daly city, dublin, los gatos, and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> good morning, 4:42. a picture from st. peter's square where we have shocking, stunning news that came out overnight. pope benedict xvi announced he would resign february 28. that means the senior cardinals will have to meet to elect a new pope before the end of march. live pictures from the vatican. he will be the first pontiff to do this in 600 years emphasizing that caring out the duties of pope require strength in body, strength of mind, and he can no longer do it. amy has local reaction to the news and she will have more in the next hour. we will have new developments in the breaking news story and on our website at abc7news.com. >> more than 4,000 passengers and crew are stranded on a carnival cruise ship in the middle of the gulf of mexico. a fire in the engine room caused a power outage sending the ship adrift. this is the shift before the port in texas on thursday. a backup generator is providing limited electricity and a tugboat steams to the ship and it
in vatican city yesterday as rumors swirled over the reason behind his sudden resignation. he gave thanks to an estimated 100,000 in st. peter's square. on thursday he is the first pope to resign in 600 years. italian newspapers speculate he is resigning because of sex and blackmail scandal that will be made public. >> affleck's argo won best picture and two other categories. >> everyone in the movie, did anything with the movie gets thanks. >> he looked excited, don't you think? the film of the 1979 daring rescue of american hostages in iran won for adapted screenplay. >> the biggest night was filled with surprises. now we show you what it is like to be at the oscars. >> the oscar goes to..."argo." the first lady announced it from the white house in an oscar season that saw the favorite change weekly. >> like trying to analyze waves. >> hope the wave goes your way. >> it was a show that had memorable moments including this one that will go viral but jennifer lawrence just won best actor. >> what happened? look at my dress? what do you mean? i tried to walk up the stairs in this dress. >>
the plains. heavy snow into kansas city. that snow extending towards chicago. amid chicago, three to six inches in the chicago area. most of this has fallen, though, by the time is said and done. the snow ends here through the morning through kansas city. likely over a foot. this snow then extends towards the northeast, into wednesday. rob and diana, back to you. >> thanks, jim. appreciate that. keep it here for the latest forecast, coming up in just a little while on "good morning america." >>> in other news this morning, the president travels to virginia today to highlight the impact of those looming budget cuts on the defense industry. yesterday, he spoke to the nation's governors on that very same issue. but top republican leaders accuse the president of simply trying to scare americans. abc's karen travers reports from washington. >> reporter: congress has a major deadline looming on friday. and president obama says it's time to put politics aside. >> at some point, we have to do some governing. >> reporter: if lawmakers don't come up with an alternative plan, $85 billion in automat
alive. >> you'll hear from one city council member about plans for first friday. >> a student set up a sting to catch the person who had been stealing from backpacks says she's shocked by who was caught on camera. this happened east of stockton. a sophomore hid inside of a locker using a cell phone to record video. this after a rash of thefts from student backpacks. she ended up getting video of her teacher. >> it was tough to believe she was doing that. she was such a nice teacher. and... i liked her. but i couldn't believe she was doing that. we thought it was a student, blaming each other. >> the accused teacher who is not being identified is now on administrative leave pending an investigation. >> happening now in san francisco sky 7 hd shows crews working to repair a water main break and the sink hole that created from it. >> it caused a huge mess this morning. on 15th avenue, homes were flooded. abc 7 news has more from the neighborhood. >> a new pipe should be laid ind6pz and functioning tonight. road repairs taking until tomorrow night. water rushed out of a broken 16 inch un
. >>> reserved seating only for the address to the city. it included the crime problem and the need for more than 200 officers. the police force is targeting the most violent people in the city. more civilians she says will be taking police reports so that officers can spend more time fighting crime. she says the newest, most diverse police academy is already in training. >> it means for 200 more officers basically $73 million for the budget. now what does that mean? >> it is going to take something big. it will probably take a tax measure. that's the kind of thing that we really need to talk about. >> quan did not talk about how much more they will have to shell out for more police officers. public safety makes up 50% of the city's budget. mayor quan says residents will have to make some tough decisions this year. >>> smoke filled the skies after a fire broke out in a home. the fire started around 5:20. one person was hurt, but the injuries appear to be minor we are glad to tell you. as you can see from sky 7hd, they had to cut holes to battle the fire. we the helicopter shots and we may get to
to the city. the addr it included the crime problem and the need for more than 200 officers. the police force is targeting the most violent people in the city. more civilians she says will be taking police reports so that officers can spend more time fighting crime. she says the newest, most diverse police academy is already in training. >> it means for 200 more officers basically $73 million for the budget. now what does that mean? >> it is going to take something big. it will probably take a tax measure. that's the kind of thing that we really need to talk about. >> quan did not talk about how much more they will have to shell out for more police officers. public safety makes up 50% of the cudget. mayor quan says residents will have to make some tough decisions this year. >>> smoke filled the skies after a fire broke out in a home. the fire started around 5:20. one person was hurt, but the injuries appear to be minor we are glad to tell you. as you can see from sky 7hd, they had to cut holes to battle the fire. we the helicopter shots and we may get to those. investigators are still trying
from injuries received when she was hit by a muni bus in daly city. that happened happened about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. it involved the 1846 avenue bus. woman hit by the bus while in the crosswalk. they said the woman's injuries are very serious. they have signed a "do not resuscitate" form. muni driver will undergo standard drug and alcohol testing. >> in oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened near a bart station. sky 7hd was overhead as police responded to reports of gunfire near 8th street yesterday evening. it's close to the bart station. officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the head. homicide investigators blocked off access to the intersection right after the shooting. bart service was not affected. >>> and in san francisco a vigil was helifor a man shot and killed last week in the city's western addition neighborhood. 23-year-old ernesto died a week ago today. family and friends came together for a ceremony with aztec dancers in nearly alamo square. then they returned to the the scene of the shooting at hayes street for a memorial service.
received when she was hit by a muni bus in daly city. her family called today and gave us the news. the woman was in the crosswalk at lake merced and john muir drive when she was hit by the back end of the bus. >>> the coast guard is conducting interviews to find out why a pleasure boat hit a packed ferry on san francisco bay. this was the boat in the storage yard. the two men on board were hospitalized. there are reports that the boat was traveling at a high rate of speed when it collided with ms san francisco. this is video and the service will run as normal tomorrow. it has been a spectacular weekend. a major weather change is on the way. abc7 news meteorologist leigh glaser is here with a first check on weather and what is happening outside right now. leigh? >> you better believe this weekend we were in the 60s and even low 70s. only in the 50s tomorrow. that's just the first change. live doppler 7hd is not showing any moisture out there yet. but by tuesday we are definitely going to be talking about the winter rains returning to the bay area. a beautiful shot out there. this i
that we call out are trained in this this, is what they do. why we have them in the city. >> the man was taken to the hospital for treatment for minor injuries. and mild hypothermia. now it will be up to the police department to question him and figure out how he ended up in that position. reporting in san jose, abc 7 news. >> the ship built pilt cause blamed for caution the worst oil spill is now suing the coast guard to try to get his license back claiming his civil rights were violated when he wasn't allowed to renew his license. the state board of pilot commissioners found cota at fault for crashing the snipe a tower of the bay bridge in 2007. 53,000 gallons of thick bunker fuel spilled into the bay as a result. >> relief is on the way for the congested highway 4. >> that project will widen the highway in two places. and. >> here is. >> we've got a look at transportation improvement budgets today. including this. it's located at bailey road just beyond current last stop, here, passengers will transfer between regular cars and smaller trains. that won't be finished until 2017. wor
trained in this and this is what they do and why we have them in the city. >> the victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries and hypothermia after sitting here for more than five hours dangling in the tree. it is up to the police department to question him and figure out how he ended up in that position. >> major tornado damage in the south but no deaths. what mississippi's governor thinks of the efforts to keep everyone safe. >> the widow of joe paterno speaks out for the first time. ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >> people in mississippi and alabama are cleaning up after 15 separate tornadoes hit the
, it was enough to set a snowfall record there. that city has been buried in 53 inches of snow just this month. the old record was 46 inches. >> wow. >>> and as for today, michigan could get a bit more snow, believe it or not. along with northern new york and new england. light snow also in the appalachians and in the western mountains. rain for the northwest coast and showers in florida. >> spring-like temperatures in the southwest. in the 50s for most of the east coast. and seasonable readings through most of the middle of the country. >>> coming up after the break, stocks soaring again. closing in on an all-time high. >>> plus, border police find a new tool in the cross-border drug wars. a canon? >>> and later in "the pulse," a unique rescue effort to save a deer and her fawn. >>> and welcome back. wall street is getting closer to a record. the dow jones industrial average is closing in on its all-time high after gaining 175 points yesterday. it's now just 89 points from the record set in october of 2007. since the beginning of the year, the dow has gained 7.5%. >>> the news isn't so good f
and plummeted to the ground in the city of luxor. people tried to jump for their lives. egyptian officials said at least 20 tourists were flying over luxor, when the balloon caught fire and plunged to the ground. christopher michelle is an american photographer. he was in another hot air balloon, close to the one that crashed. >> this is a popular tourist thing to do in luxor, which is to float over the ancient temples. there are eight or nine balloons. they do it almost every day. it's a fairly common activity. as we were coming in to land, i heard a loud explosion. saw smoke. i didn't realize it was another balloon. we were close to the ground. as you probably know, in the luxor, they burn the sugar cane. i assumed it was coming from the ground, not obviously one of the balloons. >> reporter: michelle said he couldn't see the other balloon until after his had landed safely. >> emergency vehicles started to arrive. over in next hour or two, we started to understand the extent of the tragedy. >> reporter: another woman described the scene to the bbc. >> it exploded in the air. and people were j
explosion and fast-moving flames race through a popular kansas city district full of shops and restaurants. >> what investigators are finding this morning after a fire that burned for hours. it's wednesday, february 20th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. we'll get to the kansas city fire investigation in just a moment in our top story. >>> also this morning, the costly computer crimes costing the american economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year. the fingers are pointing at china, as the white house announces plans to fight the hackers. >>> and this is crazy. why hand sanitizer is being singled out in a fire that severely burned an 11-year-old girl. wait until you hear how something so common turned into something so hazardous. you think you're doing the right thing, killing the germs, all the dirt in our workplace and homes and something like that happens. that story is crazy. >> and where it happened is also crazy. >>> and later on, clyde davis, his tell-all book, his big secrets, and a singing star wh
of the snow's weight is collapsing roofs. that one caught on camera in kansas city. another collapsed in oklahoma killed a man. he's one of three people who died because of the blizzard. the experts say a foot of heavy wet snow on your roof can add up to 20 pounds per square foot. that's the same as several parked cars. >>> in colorado, the blowing snow there has motorists stranded on an interstate. it also forced about 50 students to spend the night at their school. conditions got so bad yesterday afternoon, their buses had to go back to the school. there's no class today. but the kids still have to get home. >>> two days, now, until massive federal budget cuts are set to kick in. and the effects are already being felt. indianapolis had to cancel its annual air show because the military jets, which play a big role, have been grounded. but no official talks on this crisis are scheduled yet. abc's tahman bradley reports, now, from washington. >> reporter: with just two days left before the automatic spending cuts, democrats and republicans sound frustrated. >> we should not have to mov
are just joining we have breaking news from vatican city. pope benedict xvi is stepping down! here is a live picture of st. peter's square in vatican city where visiters no doubt stunned by the news that came out. 85-year-old pontiff announced this in latin during a meeting of the cardinals this morning, citing health issues saying his strength, due to advanced age are for longer suited to an adequate exercise of the ministry. this is the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. wasp next is history in the making. we will continue to follow the story for you on abc7news.com and on twitter at abc news bay area. new this morning, cupertino-based apple is preparing to defend itself down under. the parliament if australia ordered executives to appear before a committee next month to face accusations of price gouging. apple products are generally more expensive in australia. a 16gigi byte ipad sells for $539 in australia dollars $40 more than the price tag that it sells for in the united states, executives are ordered to testify in microsoft and adobe to face similar accusations. "new
up in the dakotas, parts of minnesota, through kansas city, 52. indianapolis is 31 and kind of a cute look at the presidents day forecast across the nation. that's the big picture. let's get a check closer to home. >> this weather report has been brought to you by citibank. bianna? >> thank you, ginger. go nowhere. go nowhere because she's going to go flying after a quick break. coming up on "gma," ginger at it again. what has our resident daredevil gotten into now. >> one of the latest viral video of puppies dancing. the shake. ♪ ] mywere going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. [ all kids ] twooooo! [ moderator ] you sure? i am absolutely positive! [ little boy ] two t
from injuries received when she was hit by a muni bus in daly city. the accident happened about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. it involved the 1846 avenue bus. woman hit by the bus while in the crosswalk. family members were telling abc news the woman's injuries are very serious. they have signed a "do not resuscitate" form. muni driver will undergo standard drug and alcohol testing. >> in oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened near a bart station. sky 7hd was overhead as police responded to reports of gunfire on peralta near 8th street yesterday evening. it's close to the bart station. officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the head. homicide investigators blocked off access to the intersection right after the shooting. bart service was not affected. a follow lane on the richmond-san rafael bridge will stay closed for most of today. it's part of the ongoing installation of a new automated toll collection system. it's expect today reopen in time for tomorrow morning's holiday commute. the current toll system is 15 years old and officials say it needs to b
gate ferry was on its way back to the city. a spokesperson says the smaller boat was traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit the ferry. none of the 3500 people were hurt. coastguard and medical choppers responded to the tiburon waterfront where two witnesses told abc7 news what they saw. >> are they are in the water or what happened. we came closer and we saw two people lying there. >> they were doing cpr on one guy and they continued to do cpr and it didn't look good for him. other guy, he had blood on his face. >> reporter: the coastguard interviewed witnesses to help em determine exactly what happened but anyone else who may have seen the crash is asked to contact the coastguard today. ferry captain was drug tested that is the protocol on these ties of investigations. meanwhile, the golden gate ferry service returning to the regular scheduled to. >> carolyn: new this morning, two san francisco police officers were injured early this morning, trying to break up a number of fights at north beach. it happened on broadway street near columbus. the officer suffered minor in
anthony is live in union city with new details. laura? >> reporter: this happened in the parking lot and a chain reaction collision this afternoon and six cars in all were damaged. police were saying a juvenile was driving a stolen car that started this whole thing. she and an 18-year-old companion are in jail. >> we were told that the vehicle, the benz was stolen. >> reporter: they came out of the movie theater to find the green honda and five other cars seriously damaged in the parking lot of the union landing shopping mall. >> we are just waiting for the tow trucks to separate the car so we could leave, but because it is a crime scene they are taking their time. >> reporter: what they missed while in the theater was the frightening and demanding ending to a chase they say began with a carjacking in fremont. >> once the carjacking took place we had a description of the victim's vehicle and one of our officers did pick up the victim vehicle that was driven by the suspect which lead to this shopping center. >> reporter: when the chase reached the union landing parking lot, the stolen
protecting cops. this man is a threat to every person in los angeles. >> reporter: a city in fear is fighting back, offering a $1 million reward for dorner's capture and conviction. police have received more than 700 tips, including one that led them to this lowe's sunday night. the shooting spree began about a week ago when monica kwan and her fiance were shot to death in a parking lot. an alleged execution by dorner, who was angry at her father. a former los angeles police captain. >> to have your family targeted because they're related to you? that is absolutely terrifying. >> reporter: abc news learned that a man claiming to be dorner has called kwan's father to taunt him, telling the grieving dad he should have done a better job protecting his daughter. police have vowed to catch dorner, but for now the city can only hope the shooting doesn't start again. pierre thomas, abc news, los angeles. >> here's the scary part of this story. there are still 50 police officers whose families are being guarded. their family as are being guarded. we are talking about a force, how big and the police o
with the help of her 6-year-old son, and it sure has paid off as she hase welcome from new york city tammy austin. so pretty. >> thank you. [kiss] meredith: good to see you. all right, tammy, we discovered yesterday that your son is a fan of this show, he's been helping you prepare, that you are also a risk taker... >> apparently. meredith: not afraid to make some guesses. well, they certainly paid off. >> they did yesterday. meredith: but at what point do you think, "i probably won't be risky" at some point in this game? >> well...usually my line is that if it doesn't take a lot of preparation or endurance or training, i'll do it. meredith: uh-huh. >> i've been kind of training for this one by collecting useless knowledge for a long time. meredith: ha ha! >> we'll see, you know? it's ok. it's actually not useless anymore. meredith: and i know you can use the money. it's been flooding in your apartment recently, so... >> yes. we had 4 feet of water in my apartment yesterday. meredith: oh, my god. >> so i had no hot water this morning. so i'm here. it's a nice day to be on tv when you can't
in a candle light vigil in new york city last night along with about 200 others. the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old set off a national outcry over race issues and stand your ground laws. >> in case you're wondering where this stands legally, zimmerman will be back in court april 22 for a hearing related to that stand your ground law. they're calling it a mini trial, but that is the next step legally in all this. but obviously this was a huge story a year ago when it first broke. a lot of questions about police and the law, possible racial undercurrents. so on and so forth. so how all that plays out in this mini trial a few weeks, we shall see. >> the stand your ground law in florida, which there was a group that was put together to look at the law to see if any differences can be made. the group has since been disbanded and no changes made to the law. this is a strong law in florida. a lot of lawmakers are behind it. as far as zimmerman goes, there was questions when he was released last year whether or not he would flee and if he would leave florida. on cnn, they said yesterday they ha
. kansas city, digging out once again. and the heavy, wet snow, bringing down old trees. and creating a new danger, roof collapses. one man was killed after a roof buckled in oklahoma. in belton, missouri, a family narrowly made it out, after this wall came crashing down. >> it was like a big, huge salad bowl. that's when i realized, we have to get out. >> reporter: two hours west, in missouri's capital, jefferson city, the entire ceiling and front wall of this warehouse, destroyed. so, here at o'hare, and at many airports, it will be a day of playing catchup. and another busy day of digging out across the path of this storm. sam? >> alex, the middle of the country taking a wallop out of this storm system. as it continues to move east, there's still some snow left. we'll see maine, northern new york state, coming in with an additional six inches of snow there. we'll go through all of america's weather when we come back in a minute. elizabeth? >> sam, thank you so much. >>> and we're going to turn, now, to washington. and the grim countdown to the massive spending cuts that will kick in on f
new york city, this is "nightline" with cynthia mcfadden. >> good evening, and thanks for joining us. tonight, the divisive case setting the internet ablaze, pitting a popular college football star against a classmate who says he rained her. for the first time, the quarterback took the stand to tell his side of a high profile he said, she said story, but will it save him from prison? here's abc's lindsay davis. >> reporter: jordan johnson, the former star quarterback at the university of montana, is accused of raining a former acquaintance. it's being called a classic case of he said, she said. he says he had consensual sex. she says it was rape. the case has divided the university and surrounding college town in western montana. today on the stand, he suggested he's not guilty. >> we had consensual sex. i would never do that to anyone. >> reporter: the incident happened last february, but it wasn't until more than a month later that the alleged victim, whose name isn't being reported, told authorities he raped her. >> he grabbed on to my hips, he just started pulling my body into hi
are available through city box office for $30 for nonmembers. his speech begins at 12:30 this afternoon in the war memorial building on vanice avenue. >> 6:17 on this oscars sunday. lisa argen keeping an eye on the weather. >> it's really, really pleasant out there downtown but if you are in the north and east bay valleys you are like what am i talking about because temperatures are cooler there with a windchill factors. a lot of elements go into play today. we are looking at live doppler hd right now. yesterday it was pretty active in the south bay. sun sets at 5:59. we are going to see not only more sun, but a warmer afternoon today. so if you like that, then you will like today. in fact, look at this, the wind out there from our roof camera. and this is really aiding in our mild conditions here. how about 52 degrees in san francisco? but in san jose it dropped another degree of 3939. petaluma 39 and mid-4s with less cloud cover this morning. santa cruz and livermore still nice and mild at 47. the day bridge this morning looking beautiful with temperatures in parts of our north bay dr
for the nation. >> each one of those selected cities brought to yo by nutella. 12k3w4r sam, thank you. >>> and coming up on "gma," more breaking news coverage of pope benedict's surprise resignation. >>> and we'll have the latest on the massive manhunt for the rogue ex-cop on the run. in california. >>> and what a night at the grammys. so much fun. both lit wrally and figuratively. come on back for it. sting, bruno mars, we have it all. well, planning, of course. and we got a lot of good advice. a few years ago, your mom and i put some money into a pacific life fixed annuity. it guarantees us an income for the rest of our lives, whether social security is all there or not. hey, hey! ♪ [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] to learn more about a guaranteed lifetime income from pacific life, visit pacificlife.com. so ditch the brown bag for something better. like our bacon ranch quesadillas or big mouth burger bites, served with soup or salad, and fries. starting at just 6 bucks, at chili's. these heads belong to those who can't put their lives, jobs and loved ones on hold because of a migrain
on february 28th, at exactly 8:00 p.m. this is a former monastery inside vatican city. for months, construction crews have been rehabbing this building. during that entire time, only a few top vatican officials actually knew this would ultimately become the pope's retirement home. george, back to you. >> almost everyone in the dark. >>> okay, let's get more on this now from vatican media adviser greg burke, who is in rome this morning. thanks for joining us, greg. let's begin with more on the pope's health. we learned about the operation on his pacemaker a few months back. the resignation has been in the works for some time. what else can you tell us about the pope's health right now? >> the pope's health right now is what you see. and we'll see him again tomorrow. an 85-year-old who is almost 86, who is starting to slow. essentially, he does have that heart condition. and that wasn't the reason, obviously, for the resignation, however. people have pacemaker batteries replaced all the time. that does happen. but essentially, it's of age. his mind is obviously clear. we saw him tal
club this afternoon on the challenges of a superpower. tickets are available through city box office for $30 for nonmembers. his speech begins at is it -- at 12:30 this afternoon in the war memorial building on vanice avenue. lisa argen is joining us now with a look at the forecast. >> yes. we will warm up today. if you like it warmer, it will be a nice afternoon. if you head outside now the live doppler hd picked up a few areas of moisture yesterday. this morning we are nice and dry. looks like the last week of february will be lonely. a live look outside the roof camera. temperatures in some of of the locations are dropping but elsewhere we have more 50s around. 52 downtown. san jose at 40 and petaluma upper 40s. this is vollmer peak and a little bit of wind. i don't know if you can see that camera shaking. that's allowing for the warmer air to keep some of our protected valleys a little bit warmer. up in napa 46, but down the road in santa rosa, 4. 47 in fairfield with a pretty gusty wind there. concord 39. gilroy and los gatos in the low to mid-40s. this is the reason some of you
60's. san leandro at 65 and same if union city. concord is 69, and everyone else in the low-to-mid 70's in the east bay valley of the tonight, clouds gather along the coast at 59 at half moon bay and 50 in richmond and san francisco and a few clouds will make it inland but there is no rain, no drizzle associated with that. the two areas of high pressure are getting stronger as the front is closer with high pressure clock-wise fashion and that is putting the warm weather in our forecast. now, for tomorrow, you can see the clouds along the coast a few in the bay headed to the afternoon hours and sunshine will keep an eye out to the west, though, headed to friday night into saturday morning and the clouds are coming in and another mild morning, and then, in the afternoon hours it is clouds and there are the sprinkles for saturday night, barely reaching the north bay. so that system passes us. it knocks our temperatures down for sunday. the cooling trend continues on monday. look at tuesday and wednesday, we will be 10- to 15-degrees cooler with rain most likely on wednesday. >> thank you
. >> reporter: an explosive report in a major south african newspaper tonight. the respected city press says multiple police sources confirmed to them, a bloody cricket bat found in oscar pistorius's home after the valentine's day shooting of his cover model girlfriend is a key piece of evidence. possibly used in an argument leading up to her fatal shooting. police officials refuse to comment on the new claims, appearing just as pistorius's family has been coming to his defense. >> i can promise you, with the knowledge i've got, he will come out right. >> reporter: pistorius's father today is quoted saying his son shot steenkamp accidentally, mistaking her for an intruder. what do you do if somebody is in the house? he said, do you think it's one of your family? of course, you don't. the victim's father also speaking out offering surprising sympathy for a man he had never even met, saying, he must be going through things that we don't know about. there is no hatred in our hearts. and now controversy over the premiere of a reality show reeva steenkamp had recently taped. a special tribute air
denver to kansas city today. i was a little bit delayed. it was a long ski. >> we'll go -- you go. >> that bond theme from last night. >> you know who wants to keep the bond thing going on. yeah, okay, you're bond. >> i'm bond, hi. >> no, it was -- it was great fun. thank you for that. we love you and the "gma" players. the tribute was great. we're going to have much more on the bond tribute last night. plus, an interview that we cannot wait to bring you with adele and all of the sizzling looks that we saw firsthand on the red carpet. too many to talk about right now. it was a lot of eye candy. just really fun to be out there. >> it was. >> we also have a lot of other news to get to. including the blizzard. >>> but we want to start out with the best from the oscars last night and josh. >> what a night to remember. an evening of triumphs, tears, and special returns. and an endearing tumble by best actress winner jennifer lawrence. george spoke to her and anne hathaway backstage. but first, the highlights of hollywood's biggest night. >> "argo." >> reporter: and moments later, its s
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